Meristem is a program designed for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that emphasizes teaching the necessary skills for students to live life independently with confidence. Through structured and semi-structured interviews with staff members and students, a need that was identified within this organization is to have a thorough and consistent personal hygiene regimen for their students. While Meristem is currently implementing standard personal hygiene care in their curriculum, the variability of students understanding and implementing personal hygiene education has become an obstacle within this organization. To address this need for individuals with ASD, Video Modeling (VM) can offer an opportunity to support students regarding this gap according to current evidencebased research. VM can be categorized as an accommodation through communication technology, computer access, and telehealth. VM narrows in on client’s goal, and benefits the individual across the lifespan. With evidence-based research, VM has been proven to deliver positive outcomes through mirroring repeated activities (Piccin et al, 2018). The devices presented allow for increased consumer access to VM.
Atizado, Liana Mae; Pena, Cassey Dela; Flores, Anali; Garcia, Jeffrey; and Zeng, Timothy, "Point of View Video Modeling for Improved Self Care Among ASD Population" (2022). Occupational Therapy Student Research. 12.